Cat’s talk Milano
Artwork/
Yasue Kobe

Cat’s talk Milano

2021

Info

Title: Cat’s talk Milano
Year: 2021
Size: Custom sizes on coated paper or aluminum support (on request)
Edition: Limited edition of 5. Signed, Dated and numbered from edition of 5.
Media: Digital art

This work is in homage to Yasue’s old friend from Milan, Enzo Mari (1932-2020) a maestro of de-sign who created iconic products, sculptures and installations that represent true milestones in the history of Italian design. Yasue met with Enzo Mari many times when he visited Tokyo for his projects in Japan. Yasue's "Cat's Talk" works are widely known in Japan having been displayed in Tokyo, Chiba, Kyoto, Osaka, and Fukuoka, as well as a special exhibition in Santander in Spain. She believes strongly that art is to be shared and enjoyed by all, and therefore has often chosen public spaces for her works: including banks, universities, offices, station buildings, cafes, and restaurants. The underlying concept of Cat's Talk is communication and self-realization. We are often so busy with our work and everyday lives we don’t take time to reflect on who we are and where we are going. In the reflection of the eyes of her ubiquitous cats we see ourselves... While studying at New York University in the '80s and '90s, Yasue was strongly influenced by pop art, abstractionism and installation art. Yasue organized several live “portrait” performances, and a live painting with jazz musicians in a Tokyo restaurant. In her more recent series of landscape paintings, she explores many iconic landmarks and scenes from around the world, capturing the emotions she feels in bold and striking colours.